I'm a new pool owner from a REO purchase so I've no historical info.
Polaris 380 performance is erratic. Wheels stop turning until manually jogged. Stalls nose down. Tail often pops out of pool and sprays house and windows, etc.
A pool maintenance service seems to have been working on the cleaner as I've found small hose pieces in the trash. Bank wouldn't say who they are so I'm unable to contact them so far.
I will soon investigate wheel rpm, internal leaks, pressure relief leaks, etc. I suspect hose is too short. It has a RED relief valve on the fitting into the pool side.
My question is, is it worth investing in 380, or is the 280 really just as good/better and more reliable?
Seems like I can buy a new 280 for somewhat more than a total rebuild of 380.
Also, how do I remove the hose fitting from pool side to check screen for debris?
These forums are wonderful.
Thanks so much for your help.